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LTV Orientation – August 2019

LTV Orientation – August 2019

In the month of August, FSL-India hosted 39 Long-Term Volunteers from Germany, from 5th-10th. For this orientation, our LTV team organised different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter-Cultural Learning). The sessions conducted on diverse topics like ‘Indian’ welcome, introduction to FSL-India, local language class, practical information, Indian lifestyle, safety and project information, each volunteer’s role and responsibilities. It was observed that the participants were interested to know about Indian culture and practices. The volunteers actively participated in the orientation….

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July GTG

July GTG

         On the 17th and 18th of July, a monthly get-together (GTG) took place in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu. Eight volunteers and four FSL-India staff members attended this GTG.             Participants visited Mundakabati village and planted saplings in a playground. They also interacted with the inhabitants. Volunteers also had a chance to have one-on-one talks with their coordinators.

LTV Orientation

LTV Orientation

      July’s monthly long-term volunteers (LTV) orientation took place from the 5th of July to the 9th of July in Bangalore. Seven LTVs attended the orientation that was facilitated by ten FSL-India staff members. The volunteers hailed from France, the Netherlands, Japan and Germany.       Amongst several activities, the volunteers also gave country presentations at a government school, had language and yoga classes, understood their roles and responsibilities as a volunteer and more.

Volunteer’s voice – Sarah

Volunteer’s voice – Sarah

      Sarak Keamper, a long-term volunteer (LTV) from Germany has been volunteering at SINAM since September 2013. SINAM is a non-profit organization in the Tiruvannamala District working with poor and destitute children, promoting the welfare of differently abled people, underprivileged women, unorganized and marginalized labourers, widows, Dailits and people suffering from HIV/AIDS. Following is a testimonial of her thoughts and experiences.         “To empower women in India, a lot can be done. One way is…

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Testimonial on Nadine

Testimonial on Nadine

      Following is a testimonial about long-term volunteer (LTV) Nadine from Germany, who has been volunteering at Gnanodaya High School in Chennai. Rubini, her coordinator, writes to us about Nadine’s experiences.        “I don’t know how to start the article because I have lot to say about this volunteer Nadine. She is the most amazing volunteer that I have met in my career. Nadine did lot of good work in the project. She was working with…

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Orientation of the 13th Happy Move Camp

Orientation of the 13th Happy Move Camp

      The Orientation of the 13th Happy Move Camp (scheduled between 20th – 31st July 2014) was conducted for       Graduate Engineering Trainees (GETs) of Hyundai on the 8th of July in the training centre of Hyundai Motors India, Irungattukottai, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.  Three members of our Chennai team facilitated the orientation for 18 participants with the coordination of Mr. Sridhar from Hyundai.       During the session, the Chennai team introduced…

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Orientation week in June

Orientation week in June

From the 2nd of June to the 6th of June, FSL-India hosted its monthly orientation week for newly arrive long-term volunteers (LTVs). Facilitating the sessions were 11 FSL-India staff members. Six volunteers from the Czech Republic, France, Italy and Sweden took part in this orientation week.   Orientation sessions cover topics such as Expectations and Fears, Roles and Responsibilities of a Volunteer, Safety Guidelines, Indian Culture and Lifestyle and much more. The LTVs will now go on to volunteer in…

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India – It is more than a trip…

India – It is more than a trip…

      Ruth Achterwinter is a long-term volunteer from Germany. She has been volunteering at the Rural Education and Development Society since August 2013. Following is an account of her perspective on India and the work that she does.        “It may seem strange to you, but I have lived here for 9 months and I still can’t decide how to feel about India. On the one hand, it twirls you up, bounces you around, spits you…

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The little stories of success, but failure as well

The little stories of success, but failure as well

            Konrad Zimare, a long-term volunteer from Germany has been volunteering at Baby Sarah’s Home in Pondicherry since September 2013. Baby Sarah’s Home is a home for diversely abled children. Following is a testimonial from Konrad about his experiences as a volunteer.           “Is it an honour or a pleasure, a challenge or maybe a lucky coincidence to have the chance to work as a volunteer in Baby Sarah’s Home? I do…

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